Campus Notebook

'The Dialogues' discussion series begins Feb. 27

Kishwaukee College professors will lead thought-provoking academic discussions in a regularly occurring series on campus, known as "The Dialogues."

Pernevlon Ellis, assistant professor of sociology, and Jennifer Jossendal, assistant professor of history, will debut the Spring 2019 series with "Everyone Deserves a Second Chance: Evaluating the First Step Act" on Wednesday, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in room A1225 on campus. This event is free and open to the public. Cookies and water will be served.

The Dialogues allow members of the community to join Kishwaukee College faculty, staff and students in thoughtful, civil discourse on topics relevant to the current events and issues facing the United States and its role in the world.

"Everyone Deserves a Second Chance" will encompass a detailed look at the “Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act,” better known as the “First Step Act.” The professors will explore the components of the act from both historical and sociological perspectives.

Upcoming series dates occur on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The second forum in The Dialogues series will be “Aren’t I a Woman Too: Diversity in the Women’s Movement Today" and will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 27 in room A1225.

For more information, contact Jennifer Jossendal at or 815-825-9376.

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